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Re: new image library "requirements"

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: new image library "requirements"
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 18:09:30 +1200

 > > While there's a case to be made for "requiring" (without options) X
 > > libraries or even jpeg /png, I think requiring these is kind of silly.
 > > 
 > > Tiff is fairly rarely used except in specialized applications.
 > > 
 > > The case with .gif is more vague, but it seems largely a legacy format,
 > > and is getting more and more rare these days -- you see it on old web
 > > sites, and people still use it for "animated" images (which emacs
 > > doesn't support), but it seems kind of unusual to see it for the kind of
 > > content which people might keep around.
 > > 
 > > At the least, I'd drop the "requirement" for tiff.
 > > 
 > I asked the same thing, but David Kastrup was the only one who commented 
 > (granted, the subject line was not about image libraries):

Yes, where does it all end?  Emacs will build without alsa headers but
presumably that leads to some loss of functionality (playing midi files,
maybe?).  Should configure throw an error when these aren't found?

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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